People

It is people that have made Clinton County what it is today and people like you who have submitted info about their ancestors that has made this Clinton County website so great.  This page is your link to those people.

We have many family outlines for you to go through and many have pictures.  You are more than welcome to submit yours to be added to our site.  Make sure you also post your questions or information on the Clinton County Message Boards.

For information such as vital records or cemetery listings, please check out the Records page.

BIOGRAPHIES

FAMILIES

DIARIES

OTHER

IN MEMORIAM

Dick Tague

 

Statewide Collections and Indexes

The Family History Library has excellent statewide collections.  Much of the info listed here would also be available from the State Historical Society of Iowa and/or the Iowa Genealogy Society(I would be very interested to know what Clinton Co. info is on these films -- Nettie Mae.)

The Iowa Genealogical Society Surname Index, 5 vols. Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1973-90. (FHL book 977.7 D2i; computer number 189225.) These indexes sometimes have names of ancestors back to the 1600s.  They list genealogical information for more than 100,000 ancestors of members of the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). Surname Collection. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987.  (On 31 FHL films beginning with 1487493; computer number 537711.) This index of 3" x 5" cards gives information about ancestors of Iowa Gene Society members, sometimes back to the 1600s.

Surname Index, 1500-1991. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991. (On eight FHL films beginning with 1766048; computer number 651881.) These cards are similar to the ones in the collection mentioned above.

Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). Pioneer Certificates, 1800s - 1991. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987. (On 14 FHL films beginning with 1508882; computer number 537709.) This collection includes pedigree charts, family group forms, wills, marriage records, family histories, and land records.  The information is arraigned alphabetically.

Daughters of the American Revolution (Iowa). Iowa Pioneer Families. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (FHL films 851218 items 3-5, 7-9 and 851219 items 1-2; computer number 280450.) This publication contains eight volumes prepared in the 1940s and 1950s.

Iowa. State Department of History and Archives. Family Record Collection. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. (On six FHL films 1023611 item 11, through 1023616; computer number 388668.) This alphabetical collection contains extensive genealogies, pedigrees, and family histories.

 

 

Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Century Farm Applications. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. (FHL films 102385-902; computer number 190888.) This work contains applications from the owners of farms whose property had remained within the family for 100 years or longer.  These records are arranged by county and then alphabetically by the name of the applicant.  The names of previous owners, their relationship to the present owner, and a history of the family now owning the farm are usually given.  The original documents are at the State Historical Society in Des Moines.

Iowa. State Department of History and Archives. Fifty Year Iowa Farm Families. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. (FHL film 1023893-94; computer number 190885.) This work contains lists of owners of farms whose property had remained within the family for 50 years or longer.  These records are arranged by county and list the name of the owner, the city or town where the farm was located and the year of purchase.

State Historical Society (Iowa City, Iowa). Essay Contest, 1923. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (FHL films 986175-82; computer number 388557.) This is a collection of essays by high school students about their grandparents, old settlers, or their community.  It includes an index to ancestors and an index by town and county. 

Gilman, Aloys. Unpublished Genealogies in the Iowa Historical Library: Manuscript, Typed or Carbon Copies. N.p., 19--.  (FHL book 977.7 A3ga; fiche 6046633; computer number 241523.) This book was prepared in 1968 and is a list of genealogies.  It gives the surname of the family, the name of the compiler, the date compiled and the number of pages.

Charts and Genealogies of Pioneer Families of Iowa. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975. (FHL 908960 item 4; computer number 241030.) These records are in alphabetical order and were compiled by Mrs. F. A. Gordon.  They contain genealogies from the mid 1700s to 1939.

Message Boards

Photographs

There are many families mentioned in the file on Browns, Sugar Creek & Riggs

 

 

 

 

 

At the Library

The library in Wheatland has the following family histories:

Family History - Memoirs of Fred A. Petersen: This one is about 160 pgs typed.  It begins with August Petersen born in Germany 10 Aug 1872, married Margretha Siebke born in Germany 22 Dec 1869.

Licht Family Tree: by Donna Lou Smith Spickermann, 1986.  It is over 50 pages, typed, and has photos.  This one begins with Anna Dorothea Schmidt born in Germany 02 Jun 1831, married John Licht born 1833 in Germany.

There are also some books by Paul on his Reidesel Family.

The Clinton County Historical Society gene library has the following family histories:

Ross

Hansen

Byron R. Pinney Family

87 Year True Life History of T. H. J. Leckband

The Shaff Family: 150 Years in Iowa